Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu, the key suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, has been released from prison nearly a month after he was granted bail.
Jowie has been behind bars for 533 days since his arrest over the murder of Monica Kimani in Nairobi in September 2018.
He was however still in prison after he failed to raise the Ksh. 2 Million cash bail granted by the court.
His friends led by blogger Joe Muchiri had set up a paybill number and a bank account number for the sole purposes of raising his cash bail.
Fortunately for Jowie he was released from Kamiti Prison today afternoon after raising the cash.
Jowie will however be required to report to the chief’s office at his parent’s Nakuru home every month, according to the bail terms.
While granting him bail, Justice James Wakiaga noted that key witnesses who were under witness protection had already testified and would not be affected by his release.
The court also forbade him from talking about the ongoing case anywhere including on his social media platforms.